Still Pond Songs

by Ruth & Trudy

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Christian Jay Fuck. This band and this particular album is so beautiful. Whenever I am listening to it, it feels like home. Favorite track: When You Can See Your Breath Outside.
Propuesta Cultural
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Propuesta Cultural "Still Pond Songs" is not only a great diversity of sounds, but a youthful proposal with great force. Favorite track: When You Can See Your Breath Outside. thumbnail Stumbled across this gem, am now a fan! So many tracks hold my attention, really enjoyable all round. Favorite track: When You Can See Your Breath Outside.
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elghie Honestly I was so surprised by how unique some of the songs actually are. I loved every second of it and I want more ♡
Dave T.
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Dave T. I honestly didn't know what to expect from a Ruth & Trudy album, but color me silly because it's a beautiful listen coated with the most gleeful instrumentals, luscious choruses, and some of the most memorable acoustic I've heard in a while. This screams as a summer album, but it also hearkens a nostalgic attitude for better times. Still Pond Songs is a gorgeous listen for the lighthearted listener and does have a emotional reward for the thoughtful listener. Go take a peek and enjoy it~ Favorite track: Captain Falcon.
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frankie dancing in someone else's dimly lit basement Favorite track: Late Swim (tfl).
  • ZT005 ~ Limited Edition Cassette
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    Cassette tape in color shipping out of Slovakia with a special seasonal gift. Only 50 copies available.

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The fifth cassette release on our label is music of Mitchell Young aka ruth & trudy coming out of Texas. Recently I have approached him with an idea to release his music and he agreed. In very short time we manage to put together all necessary stuff and here is our cassette. I am happy to have him in our Z Tapes family.

With love,



released February 14, 2015

Thanks to Mitchell for being so great.
Thanks to Warren for mastering.
Thanks y'all for supporting us.


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Track Name: Greens
we tried to grow love in untenable soil
now the winter's come and our dreams are foiled
i know i can't stay mad at you
but it's hard knowing we'll never be one in two

we live so far away from each other
now you're acting just like your mother
when she was your age
and now we're just not on the same page
oh no
Track Name: Late Swim (tfl)
who was there
standing on the lake
under the moon
above you
is he your friend
do you trust him
is he even alive
Track Name: Pond Scum
from the beach we raise the sun
from the day we had some fun
'til the end pond scum

waves will remain grey
it is not just too late
'til the end my love

the letters that were sent
wait for sand in the end
my love 'til the end

bleach bones in this old skin
i wish I saw you again
but maybe you drift to be
pond scum all over me

in the eyes of the endless seas
alone beneath ancient trees
i'm caught up in this make believe
you know what you mean to me

what do you mean to me

empty bottles in my hand
isolated in a foreign land
memories are hard to feign
cold water coming from my veins

feeling loose under the breeze
tears drip into my drink
seeing double and losing grip
i'm holding out for your lips

just for your lips
Track Name: Captain Falcon
i wanna be strong
like captain falcon
flying through space
on a spaceship

i wanna be sweet
just for you
we can get married too
too soon

i wanna be cool
you can hold my hand
as we walk your dog

say that things haven’t changed
i know that nothing’s the same

skating on
the galveston coast
when i was nothing but
a ghost

remember when
we were awful to each other
can we just go back to that

i would take it all back
if i could
and it could be so so
so good

say that things haven’t changed
i know that nothing’s the same
Track Name: Provide for Your Family
make sure your mother still feels she's needed
when you go to school
listen to your old man
when you're hanging by the pool
treat your little brother well;
he looks up to you
besides he knows all about
what you're going through

provide for your family
uplift their spirits
we all share the same fears
no one wants to lose their loved ones
no one wants to die

look out for your sister,
make sure her boyfriend's clean
beat the holy shit out of him
if he disrespects her autonomy
call your grandma on the phone,
make sure she's doing all right
it would make her smile
cuz she's alone every night

provide for your family
don't be a deadbeat
we all share the same fears
no one wants to lose their loved ones
no one wants to die
Track Name: Diane
run away with me
we could be so happy
you and me on the run
forever together
oh, diane
you are the love of my life
i could never part with you, love
please be with me
until the end of eternity

nothing you can say
can change my mind
i will always feel this way about you
so don't even try
to say otherwise
oh, diane
i don't care what they see in us, dear
am i making any sense?
am i making myself clear?

*this is part where we make out*
Track Name: When You Can See Your Breath Outside
it's cold
but i'm all right
the weather is shit
but i'm just fine
and you know
i'll survive the snow

my heart's cold
but you're on fire
i feel like shit
and you just smile
and i know
you never asked me to go
Track Name: And You Meant the Sea
we were eating candy at the beach
and i was playing with your hands
our hair was blowing in the wind
do you remember what it feels like
when our skin in sunlight would meet?
"come on in," you said
and you meant the sea (x3)

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